Jewish Law

Ritual Immersion

05.04.17

Question

Dear Rabbi,
Would it be ok to immerse in the Mikveh with a Gel Manicure that was done the day before?

Response

Hello,
From what we know, if the gel polish was done a full day prior, it is dry enough that it wouldn’t come off and therefore wouldn’t be considered a barrier to immersion, chatzitza (assuming it is done properly where you would attend a respectable event with it, such as a wedding).
 

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